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Resolution responds to violence in Honduras 




A resolution calling for a 
response to "drug related gang 
violence in Honduras" was 
submitted to this General 
Synod by the Maine 
conference. The Maine 
Conference has worked in 
partnership for over a decade 
with our Honduran brothers 
and sisters in support of peace 
and justice. 



The background for the resolution states, "In 1998, Hurricane Mitch devastated the country of 
Honduras, putting an already struggling nation into turmoil. Widespread poverty and hunger puts 
Honduras as the second poorest country in Central America." The political situation has now 
been compounded by a new challenge. . . 'the threat of gang violence connected directly to the 
trafficking of illegal drugs that are eventually sold here in the United States'. 

The resolution calls on pastors and congregations to stand in solidarity with our Honduran 
brothers and sisters. . .to be a voice for them as they seek peace and justice. This resolution calls 
the United Church of Christ to dispel the false impression that the use of drugs is a "victimless 



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crime." We seek to clarify that the sale and consumption of illegal drugs here in the United States 
and Honduras has direct, tragic and often deadly consequences. 

The resolution passed. The Twenty-ninth General Synod of the United Church encourages the 
churches of the UnitedChurch of Christ to call on out governmental leaders to reassess and 
recreate our U. S. Foreign policy to address the situation of human rights violations, illegal drug 
trafficking and violence that impact the quality of life for all those involved. 

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